Since I made the decision to start this blog at the beginning of this month, I’ve been fairly quiet about a particular subject, when I’ve talked about myself. I refer to the different roles I currently play within the Entertainment Industry.
I’ve made the conscious effort to downplay this part of my life, when I write, for a few different reasons… One motivating factor is an intent to keep this – my personal blog – completely separate from my place of work. The thoughts and opinions that I’ve shared these past two weeks (and will continue to share) are mine; and mine, alone. And I don’t want this distinction to be blurred.
Another reason I haven’t talked about my entertainment experience, is from a fear that you – my reader – might become more invested in my background…and less invested in my prowess as an artist or designer.
I’m realizing that, while I still believe these are valid concerns, I really should let you guys in on this part of my life. Because, it’s a huge part of who I am; and you can’t really get to know me, if I don’t peel back this layer of myself.
So, here’s is a bit more about me – my background and what separates me from a lot of others who also write about art, design, and home décor:
By day, I work in marketing, for a media and television production company. We produce a few different TV shows that are geared to empower women; and they’re televised on a major, American, television network. While I don’t feel comfortable disclosing the name of my organization, the network our shows air on, or even the very identities of our shows – I’m happy to tell you that I love working in television. I’ve met all kinds of celebrities (such as Josie Bissett, above), and I continue to learn so much about this facet of the industry.
Another tidbit: Sometimes cool things happen at my office, like the time that Hulk Hogan made an unannounced visit. No, not everything about my workplace is glamorous; but, it’s not your typical business-setting, either.
In addition to the work I do in television, I also do some freelance stuff through the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. (I’m happy to name-drop them! lol.) I’ve been working with The Crest, since 2004, and I consider much of the staff almost as family. (Above is a snapshot of me working backstage at an Everclear concert.)
Above: Some behind-the-scenes candids taken at The Crest, during a production of “Sleeping Beauty” with the Moscow Ballet on Ice.
I could tell you all kinds of stories, about the people I’ve encountered while working in theatre. Particularly, when it comes to the national tours of shows that have passed through; and some of the Broadway personalities I’ve met. But, that’ll have to be some other time…
For now, I’m glad to finally open up a bit more about this, and pull back the curtain…ever-so-slightly.